Eggs Benedict, bacon, hash browns, rhubarb waffles, berry pancakes, banana bread, goat cheese grits and yogurt parfaits are some ideas for fast and simple brunch items. Homemade cinnamon buns, blueberry muffins and sour cream cake make good choices for entertaining. Beverages such as a classic Bloody Mary, mimosa, ginger lemonade and smoothies are simple and satisfying brunch items.
For vegetarians, items such as rhubarb waffles, cranberry pancakes, homemade cinnamon rolls and blueberry-lemon parfaits are good choices. Rhubarb waffles are essentially Belgian waffles topped with rhubarb preserves and butter. Cranberry pancakes combine tart cranberries with moist pancakes; adding syrup and butter adds even more flavor. For a Southern brunch, goat cheese grits with fresh corn are perfect for vegetarians. Health-conscious guests might enjoy a berry smoothie, mojito fruit salad or yogurt parfait with a base of lemon yogurt topped with blueberries and crumbled ginger cookies.
For meat eaters, bacon is a classic brunch item. A frittata with ham, leeks and spinach makes a fun and healthy choice. Breakfast sausage links or patties accompany classics like eggs and toast or waffles, while pastrami hash browns with eggs and breakfast tacos, filled with ham, sausage or bacon, eggs, cheese and greens are satisfying main dishes.